Mallory Shelbourne

About Mallory Shelbourne

Mallory Shelbourne is a reporter for USNI News. She previously covered the Navy for Inside Defense and reported on politics for The Hill.


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Navy Exploring 'Surface Strike' Upgrades for Zumwalt Destroyers

Navy Exploring ‘Surface Strike’ Upgrades for Zumwalt Destroyers

Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) arrives at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan on Aug. 26, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy wants to upgrade its Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers with a new radar, electronic weapons suite and anti-submarine warfare capabilities, as the service seeks to integrate the platform into the blue water fleet, according to a government request for information issued earlier this month. Read More

USS Zumwalt's Recent Pacific Underway is 'First Step' for Future of the Class, Says PACFLEET Commander

USS Zumwalt’s Recent Pacific Underway is ‘First Step’ for Future of the Class, Says PACFLEET Commander

USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) returns to San Diego, Nov. 10, 2022. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of next year’s installation of hypersonic missiles, the Navy took one of its most advanced warships out for a three-month underway in the Western Pacific to test the ship’s capabilities and reliability, the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet told USNI News. Read More

Makin Island ARG, 13th MEU Quietly Deploy to Indo-Pacific

Makin Island ARG, 13th MEU Quietly Deploy to Indo-Pacific

USS Makin Island (LHD-8) leaves San Diego Harbor on Nov. 9, 2022 for an Indo-Pacific deployment. Photo via San Diego Web Cam used with permission

Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD-8), the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, left Naval Base San Diego on Wednesday for a deployment to the Indo-Pacific region, USNI News has learned. Read More

Navy Expanding Attack Submarine Presence on Guam as a Hedge Against Growing Chinese Fleet

Navy Expanding Attack Submarine Presence on Guam as a Hedge Against Growing Chinese Fleet

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN-761) moors at Naval Base Guam from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a homeport shift, March 21, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

ARLINGTON, Va. — Amid strategic competition with China, the United States plans to augment its ability to operate submarines out of Guam, the commander of U.S. submarine forces in the Pacific said today. Read More

Navy Awards Ingalls Shipbuilding $2.4B to Start LHA-9

Navy Awards Ingalls Shipbuilding $2.4B to Start LHA-9

The hull of the future USS Bougainville (LHA-8) at Ingalls Shipbuilding on Aug. 4, 2022. USNI News Photo

The Navy on Thursday issued HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding a $2.4 billion contract modification to build the fourth ship in the America-class of amphibious assault ships, according to the Pentagon’s contract announcements. Read More